Your evening attire just got infinitely more stylish …
Turning up the dial on glamour is Desmond & Dempsey, its latest Art of the Night sleepwear collection is designed for evenings, but not necessarily for shut-eye. Rather, it’s elegant pyjamas to wear while sipping on a glass of something bubbly or for padding around the house on cold, dark evenings. Night bloom set in cream and green, €220; www.desmondanddempsey.com.
Irish style savant Sinead Keary, whose eponymous clothing label is going from strength to strength, has extended from womenswear and accessories into sleepwear. Pyjamas are crafted from softest bamboo jersey and feature a dainty scallop trim on the cuff, as well as pearl buttons. Nab a pair as your Christmas pyjamas. Bamboo jersey pyjamas, €89; www.sineadkeary.com.
If your current dressing gown leaves you less than inspired, it may be time for a luxe upgrade. British sleepwear brand If Only If nails the brief for bucolic sleepwear that uses GOTS-certified cotton. (We would legitimately wear its Pandora ruffled night dress as daywear.) The brand’s first dressing gown is just as covetable. Pippy dressing gown, £185; www.ifonlyif.co.uk.
Irish luxury sleepwear brand Cotone Collection puts comfort first with a range of pure cotton pieces that are conscious of the body in their design. The Set My Arms Free boxy sleep T-shirt has strategically placed double-lined pockets on the chest to keep the wearer warm, while the Hug Me To Sleep shorts are made with a thick waistband, designed to support you while you sleep. Wide-leg Hug Me To Sleep shorts in pure cotton, €70; www.cotonecollection.ie.
But, what about slippers? The new collaboration between Birkenstock and Copenhagen sleepwear brand Tekla has you covered. As well as pyjamas, the collection boasts a house shoe, a fashion-forward alternative to your standard pair of fluffy slippers. Think: the quality of Birkenstocks with upgraded materials – the cork footbed boasts ultra-soft shearling material. Get it from October 12. Nagoya home footwear sandal in suede, Birkenstock x Tekla, €450; www.teklafabrics.com.